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Ambassador Castro calls for dialogue; but ignores Falkland Islanders rights and wishes

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 20:06 UTC
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“UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world” argues Ambassador Alicia Castro “UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world” argues Ambassador Alicia Castro

On the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, 2 April 1982, the Argentine embassy in London made public a release saying that the UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world, and future generations by resolving the Malvinas question through peaceful and diplomatic means.

 The release signed by Ambassador Alicia Castro also insists that the Malvinas Islands were usurped by the British 181 years ago and argues that the best way to remember and pay tribute to those who died in the 1982 war, from both countries is to promote dialogue and peace.

However “Malvinas Islands: in search of dialogue” despite appealing to UN resolutions, does not say a word about the Falkland Islanders, their right to self determination and decide about their future and to live in peace and good neighborly terms, free of all the diplomatic, trade and communications harassment they are constantly exposed by Argentina, and other reluctant Latin American countries.

Follows the complete text of “Malvinas Islands: in search of dialogue”, signed by Ambassador Alicia Castro to the UK.

“181 years on from the British usurpation of the Malvinas Islands and 32 years on from the conflict in the South Atlantic, initiated by a ruthless military dictatorship, Argentina’s democratic government calls for the resumption of bilateral negotiations to resolve the sovereignty dispute, in accordance with over 40 United Nations resolutions and the call from the whole international community .

”We believe that the best way to remember and pay tribute to those who died in the war from both countries is to promote dialogue and peace.

“The United Kingdom and the Argentine Republic have the opportunity to set an example to the world by resolving the Malvinas Question through peaceful and diplomatic means. Above all, we have the obligation and the responsibility not to leave the dispute and its consequences unresolved for future generations”.

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  • Brit Bob

    The right to self-determination prevails and is confirmed by 5 UN ICJ Advisory Opinions and 1 judgment. It is solely up to the Falkland Islanders to determine how and by whom they are governed. It's also as Ban Ki-Moon confirmed on 12th November 2012 - the UK is not in breach of ANY 'relevant' UN resolutions regarding the Falklands.

    Apr 02nd, 2014 - 08:24 pm 0
  • golfcronie

    Jog on Alicia you muppet.

    Apr 02nd, 2014 - 08:29 pm 0
  • Islander1

    Do please tell me Alicia- or Think- or Axel or any Argentine on here- WHY did your Foreign Minister then REFUSE the invitation to talks with the British Foreign Secretary whilst in London last year?
    Don't tell me - it was because he was scared pantless of having to sit also with a couple of elected members from the Islands Govt?
    If he does not talk to them how can he ever learn what our interests are - let alone wishes!
    Oh sorry - I forgot- In Argentina,s version of democracy it is different - somebody else decides what is in your interest - and if you complain then the “nasties” start visiting!

    Apr 02nd, 2014 - 08:33 pm 0
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